Drafting and Vetting Landlord and Tenancy Agreements
A Practical Guide on landlords and tenants rights and obligations and practical solutions to commonly arising pitfalls and disputes
Landlord and Tenant law – What you should know?
How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Landlord & Tenancy Agreements
The law of landlord and tenancy is always changing and evolving. Despite having a tenancy agreement, there are always disputes arising between the parties.
During this one day course, participants will be taught the various skills on how tenancy agreement will be secured and including other techniques how to draft and vet a landlord and tenancy agreement. The one day course will consist of practical discussion, case studies, and negotiations exercises to better illustrate to participants on how tenancy disputes can be reduced or settled.
- Learn the various skills to secure landlord-tenancy agreement
- Learn the techniques on how to draft and vet a landlord-tenancy agreement
Understanding the Different Types of Leases:
- The different types of Leases & Tenancy Agreements
- The key issues in Leases & Tenancy Agreements
- Understanding the regulatory requirements
- Lease of commercial properties
- Lease of residential properties to foreigners
Identifying the Landlord’s and Tenant’s Obligations and Rights
- Looking at the different conditions and covenants
- Looking at the rights and duties of Landlord
- Looking at the rights and duties of Tenant
Key Issues Arising from Leases & Tenancy Agreements
- Common problems in Leases & Tenancy Agreements from the Landlord’s perspective:
- Non-payment of rent
- Premature termination of the Lease
- Breach of Tenant’s covenants
- Holding over and others
- Common problems in Leases & Tenancy Agreements from the Tenant’s perspective:
- Unwarranted deduction from security deposit
- Landlord’s failure to rectify or repair defects
- Delay in signing new lease
- Failure to provide peace and quiet enjoyment by the Landlord
Handling and Resolving Termination of Leases and Tenancy Agreements
- Termination of Leases & Tenancy Agreements by:
- Effluxion of time
- Notice to quit by either party
- Surrender of the term by the Tenant
- Merger of reversionary interest With the Lease & Tenancy Agreement
- Recovering possession of the leased premises
- Recovering arrears of rentals
- Waiver of Tenant’s breaches by the Landlord
- Relief against forfeiture
Managing Risk of Disputes
- Handling issues between Landlord and Tenant
- Resolve breaches and avoid litigation issues
- Discussing the problems, negotiate and aim for an amenable solution
- Review terms and conditions of the Lease & Tenancy Agreement
- Last resort of commencing litigation and the key issues and pitfalls
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Contracts Managers, Managers and Executives involved in the leasing of properties, Project Engineers, Managing Directors, Group Financial Controllers, Company Directors, Sales Directors, Business Managers, Financial Controllers, Landlords and tenants, Administrators, Credit Executives, Finance and Operation Executives, Maintenance Managers, Accounts Supervisors, Property Developers.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Mr David Shanmugam holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration degree from Victoria University. He has many years of legal experience in the private sector and is presently working in a law firm. David is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Over the years, he has conducted legal training for the corporate sector on various practical legal issues facing the corporate field and lectured for many training institutions on Business and Company Law. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including company matters. David has also conducted legal training programmes for the Singapore Association Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.